Westlake, Oregon Condo

By Sylvia Hines

Just six (6) miles south of Florence, Oregon

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the state of Oregon. It lies at the mouth of the Siuslaw River on the Pacific Ocean and about midway between Newport and Coos Bay along U.S. Route 101.

Located on the central Oregon coast along Highway 101, Florence is a scenic and recreational paradise. A charming old town which was originally a mill town.

Master Suites proudly features our newest location in Westlake, Oregon on the Siltcoos Lake...just a 1/2 block from the water. This fully furnished and accessorized apartment home is available for stays of 30 days and longer...Live like a local! If you don't own a boat, bike or a kayak, you can rent from one of the three lovely resorts on the lake.

Our fully furnished and accessorized apart...

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Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September. In autumn, the leaves start to change color. They change to red, yellow, and brown. In autumn, the leaves start to fall off of the trees. That is why autumn is also called the fall.

Both farmers and animals are busy during fall harvest season. Hibernating animals such as groundhogs, chipmunks and bears feast on nature's buffet of berries, apples, nuts and seeds to build up reserves of fat that will keep them warm during their long winter's nap.

Fall is when Halloween and Thanksgiving are celebrated. Rainy days, and much cooler weather is a time many people stay home, and cuddle up to a warm fireplace and eat delicious stews and chowders...Ahhh the comfort foods of fall.

So o...

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Charming one bedroom apartment in Master Suites Florence Oregon Coastal Community

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Packing and preparing for a business trip requires plenty of advanced planning. For the frequent traveler, having the right gear makes a world of difference. We've gathered some of our favorite high-quality brands and "must-have" gear for traveling in the list below.


Whether your are an adventure traveler or strictly business, any variety of frequent traveler wants luggage that will stand up to abuse.

One of the brands that really stands out lately is Briggs & Riley. They are a Long Island, New York company that has been around since 1933 and they specialize in just one thing: making quality luggage.Frequent traveler and contributor for Forbes, Larry Olmstead claims that he’s finally found a bag that will stand up to his deman...

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It’s hard to imagine how we survived traveling to far away destinations in the days before smartphones. These days you can almost hop on a plane and go without much planning at all [but if you want to plan like an expert, check out this guide].

Apps and web tools can boost productivity and make travel much more enjoyable. We've compiled a list of our favorite business travel apps and websites that we think you'll love as much as we do.

1. Quickbooks

If you use QuickBooks at work, you may want to check out QuickBooks Online. Mobile apps are included free with your subscription to QuickBooks Online so you can access information from your tablet or smartphone. Business travelers can view their information, send invoices, add photos and n...

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1. Attention to detail

Your corporate housing partner should be insanely detail oriented. This will affect essentially every interaction you have with them. Your agency should have an incredibly efficient and organized system for providing turn-key corporate housing services, so that you are satisfied with your arrangements down to the tiniest detail.
2. High standards

Does the agency have a thorough checklist and process to make sure that each and every furnished suite is clean and beautifully arranged? What is the standard of professionalism for housekeeping and distribution services? Ask your partner what kinds of checklists and standards they maintain for quality assurance.
3. Home-like amenities

A quality corporate long-term housing part...

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Traveling on a long-term business trip brings a measure of uncertainty along with it. Many experienced road warriors swear by purchasing travel insurance to help cover the unexpected. But what about corporate travel insurance? Should an individual expect his or her company to replace lost luggage or a stolen wallet?

I wanted to learn more on this topic, but I didn't find much information on corporate travel insurance. I ended up speaking with Nikki Reynolds, a travel agent in Naples, Florida, to get some answers. Based at MAD Travel, an agency in Naples, Florida, NIkki has been a travel agent for 9 years. She says, "Travel is fun for me and I like to create fun trips for my clients."

Sylvia Hines: Is there a difference between regular trav...

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When you plan for an extended business trip, you need a few good tools to help you out.

You want a tool to help you organize a lot of pieces of information. You need a tool that helps you collaborate with others involved in the planning. You also want to be able to find everything you need for your trip in one place, easily accessible and updatable by anyone involved in corporate travel planning.

So basically what you want is Evernote.

Here seven ways that you can use this handy app for business trip planning.

1. Plan anytime, anywhere.

You can download Evernote onto all your devices (phone, laptop, iPad, desktop) so when you are on a plane or just waiting in the doctor’s office you can jot down notes and collaborate when the moment is ...

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